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" tonight, both the prosecution and the defense have made closing arguments. now the soldier's fate is in the hands of a judge. we get an update. >> woodruff: then, houston-based halliburton admitted to destroying evidence after the 2010 gulf oil spill. hari sreenivasan looks at the implications for the energy services company and oil giant b.p. >> brown: protesters took to the streets in two north african countries today. margaret warner fills us in on the latest in egypt, with conspiracy charges against the former president and in tunisia, after another political assassination. >> woodruff: the fukushima nuclear plant-- crippled by an earthquake and tsunami two years ago-- is leaking contaminated water into the sea. we get a rare glimpse inside the still radioactive area. >> the regalia in which i'm now standing including this, a dose meter, which will give my accumulated radiation dose across the time were inside the exclusion zone. >> brown: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the
glimpse of its military, taking media on tour of its bases. the defense ministry showing off some of china's latest and most sophisticated anti-aircraft and anti-ship weapons. >>> and pope francis opening up a news conference on his flight back to rome from brazil. the pontiff saying he enjoyed his first be overseas trip saying he especially liked the minimal security, that was a little wit controversial. he traveled amongst the crowds without bulletproof glass or armored cars, and he liked it. he also hinted his next trip may be to asia. jon: now this fox news weather alert. hawaii is bracing for heavy rains and strong winds from tropical storm frost si. the storm weakened over the past few hours, but sustained winds of up to 60 miles an hour are expected today. meteorologists warn flash flooding, tornadoes and mud slides also possible. hawaii's governor already declaring a state of perjury there. residents are hard at work getting ready stocking up at basics at grocery stores and other places. of others, including boat owners, are trying to make sure everything is tied down. some have de
killer but also a pedophile. the former prosecutor, criminal defense attorney and some real characters that we're all being introduced to in this trial. dan, you first. i'm wondering about the testimony from the so-called rifleman. how damaging is that do you think to the defense? >> in terms of the actual charges that whitey bulger is facing, it's not that damaging. murder charges are going to be proved. there's overwhelming evidence. however, this case is unusual. it seems like the defense is more focused on stopping the prosecution from proving things that ruin his reputation like he's a rat or kills women or he's a pedophile and in that sense, that means a lot to the defense. in terms of whether he'll be convicted of murder, it probably won't make a difference. rick: what do you think of that point, the defense strategy here? could this be some kind of a preventative strategy before this guy goes to prison? >> definitely. i think they've had the conversation and bulger has told his attorneys, look. i'm going down. i know i'm going to prison but i at least need to be protected. i ca
me now, criminal defense attorney page pate and columnist for "chicago defender" welcome back. jason, let's start with the emotion of this case. what that juror just said that she carries this on her back and she will carry this in her forever. >> this is huge and interesting that she is the only juror that wants to come forward and be seen because there is a classic example. a difference between the law and justice. she reflects with a lot of people out there protesting over the last two and a half weeks we're talking about. everybody knows this guy did something wrong, but whether we can fit that into the law, that's the challenge. >> page, like juror b37 she seemed to be confused by the law. maddie said, "that's where i felt confused. if a person kills someone, you get charged for it. as the law was read to me, if you have no proof he killed him intentionally, you can't say he's guilty. did she get that right? >> she did get that right but she started out as a guilty, a guilty on the more serious murder charge. what happened back in the jury room is you had other jurors who had li
for managing park concessionaires so much of model used by the defense department and its base exchanges and recreational facilities and to pursue bonding and revolving loans. i would like to mention fenty the significant impact of sequestration from the budgetary cuts to the national park service and its related bureaus. sequestration was designed to be inflexible damaging and indiscriminate and it is. it is undermining the work we need to do one or many fronts. it's increasing increasing our backlogs and eroding our workforce and differing important work. to conclude the national park service will continue to pursue new and creative ways to address its funding needs and i want to thank our many partners who are here who have come to us with these ideas and i appreciate the support of congress to resolve this extraordinary challenge. thank you. >> director jarvis thank you very much. because of the numbers of senators here i'm just going to ask one question of director jarvis to get us started and recognize my colleagues. director jarvis or decades the park service has recommended expan
is. that's what the defense did. that's why what the defense did was so masterful. that's why this prosecution, frankly, was abismil. >> mark was half right, better than his average. the prosecution did make a mistake -- >> just remember, jeff, you were 100% wrong all the way during this trial. so i'll give you -- >> that's not true, anyway. >> that's true, you were better than sunny was. >> thanks, thank, mark. >> the prosecution did make a big mistake in closing about not addressing the jury instructions in a more direct way, however, the fact is the evidence matters, and there was not a lot of evidence here where the prosecution could point to saying that george zimmerman committed this crime. >> i want to bring ben crump into this conversation, and benjamin, you spoke about how frustrating it's been to hear from two jurors now, who have both said basically they were confused by the jury instructions. let me play a little bit more from the juror on that. listen to this. >> i was the juror that was going to give them the hung jury. i was. i fought until the end. >> do you ha
, will the accused mob boss, whitey bulger, take the stand in his own defense? he is accused of playing a part in 19 murders. while running a notorious boston gang. and, later, becoming one of the nation's most high fro file fugitives. tonight, a look at the strategy for defending whitey bulger. a bus packed with teenagers was headed back from church camp, just a mile from home when this happened. >> came from my left. hit the concrete median and flipped. >> shepard: a pastor and killed. tonight, remembering the dead, comforting the survivors and trying to figure out what caused this crash. plus, he reportedly stole more than $100 million in diamond jewelry. and he did it in a room full of people without firing a single shot. tonight, the masked man who made off with a fortune. but, first from fox this monday night, defending a notorious mobster accused of murder, over and over again. lawyers for whitey bulger began calling witnesses today and now we're waiting to hear whether whitey bulger himself will testify in his own defense. the charges against him, as i mentioned, include 19 murders. murders
manning's court-martial is almost over, the defense summing up today. manning, a u.s. army private, is accused of aiding the enemy by sending hundreds of thousands of top secret government documents to wikileaks. meanwhile, the prosecution blasting manning as a traitor, an anarchist. molly henneberg live in d.c. with the latest. what do we expect from the defense today, molly? >> reporter: the defense attorney said it would take about two hours to give his closing argument and that aiding the enemy charge you were just talking about, rick, it's key. it's the most serious one of the 21 charges against 25-year-old private bradley manning. and could land him in prison for life if he's convicted. the attorney said yesterday about his closing argument, quote: you're going to hear what the truth sounds like. the government has its job, but there's nobody who could believe what they said. and on the prosecution's five-plus-hourlong closing argument, he said, quote: if it takes you that long to get your point across, you know it is not true. the court-martial's happening at fort meade outs
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by the women in their lives. this is hernandez's fiance escorted from court by the defense team. lloyd dated her sister. friends say the two often would hang out, sometimes even talk football. prosecutors say something went wrong, shifting their bond from cordial to fatal. >> that breaking news, an arrest warrant has been issued this morning for aaron hernandez. >> reporter: the whole world was watching as the 23-year-old former tight end was charged with murder, allegedly orchestrating the execution style killing of his friend. how did it all go so spectacularly wrong? aaron hernandez was raised in a marginal neighborhood in bristol, connecticut and had his share of heartache. >> father died when he was 16. that was very, very tough for him at the age that it happened. had a little bit of a tough upbringing, both because of that and before that. >> reporter: but hernandez had one gift that made everything better. >> football was something that he really loved. i think it gave him a little bit of a reprieve from some of the other everyday challenges of life. when he was around football, he c
to the crime, but the defense says that the prosecution actually asked for the delay simply to buy time. listen to them. >> claimed complete with videotapes and presented a dramatic reenacted. of the decedent's death. four weeks later the first assistant says the commonwealth isn't even ready to show the court that it can meet the probable cause standard to hold mr. hernandez. >> prosecutors countered saying they have video evidence. they have witnesses who fingered those that were involved with the crime. >> shep: this double-murder case. we have heard about the case but may be presenting something to grand jury. that is news. >> that is brand-new. double-murder case is july of last year, two men found shot inside their car. what they are saying suv pulled up, opened fire on these two men and sped away. the suv prosecutors are now saying was actually rented in aaron hernandez's name. it was later found on his uncle's property in connecticut which is why they want the grand jury now to seek another indictment. prosecutors say the reason hernandez killed lloyd lloyd last month is that he knew ab
to publicly release. defense attorneys are set to present their closing arg umgt tomorrow. they deny that bradley manning aided the enemy because they say there is no evidence that he knew al qaeda militants ever looked at wikileaks. bradley manning did not take the stand in his own defense. >>> peter ducy is live at fort meade maryland for us. peter? >> shepard, prosecutors hammering home that this private with access to so many secrets wanted the spotlight to himself and prosecutors argue that's the process behind his decision that led him to leak 7,000 classified files. also reminding the court that just before his death, osama bin laden was seeking manning's leaked files and say since manning was such a talented analyst, he knew that was a possibility. saying, quote, this act resulted in unfettered access to enemies of the united states. an outcome all too clear to him because of his training. the defense has argued all along that manning took great care not to leak any documents that could harm the united states. his defense team will begin closing argument tomorrow morning at 9
. despite the lingering hostility with north korea, secretary of defense chuck hagel. >> they showed the world that different people and different nations can accomplish many, many good things for the world when we work together. >> reporter: i'm christina multi. >> 26-year-old corp. ram matt bradford lost both his legs and eye sight in an explosion in iraq. today the family of five got the keys to their new home in nicklasville. the five-bedroom, five bathroom house was custom built by the helping hero program and rad ford says the one-level home will make life easier. >> to get on the floor and chase her around now she is walk and just a lot of things that we haven't been able to experience as a family we'll finally get to experience. >> the home is equipped with ramp and white hallways to accommodate wheelchairs and bradford continues to serve in the marine's wounded warrior battalion. >>> the burning man festival is about to get more crowded. the bureau of land managements had issued the organizers a four-year permit. last year attendance at festival was more than 53,000. auth
or whatever? . . it and three defense. you can almost sell it to america today as a package. [laughter] so, essentially they tend to believe that if you keep appeasing americans they will make more demands and we should remember in the modern mage that we appeal constantly to munich. if you appease people they will make greater demands grade you need to be firm from the very start. what is remarkable is the extent to which the british had tried to appease americans in their early stages. one of the victims of the so-called boston massacre where british troops -- boston one of the victims was irish and even as he was dying he said actually they were really restrained compared to how they would have behaved at arlington. [laughter] >> ladies and gentlemen -- [applause] >> up next on both tvs "after words" with guest host scott snyder director of the program in u.s.-korea policy. this week author sheila jager miyoshi in their latest book sub sub -- "brother at war" the unbending conflict in korea. the historian provides a complete overview the korean conflict on the occupation by japan during
one of george zimmerman's defense attorneys, who drew special attention to this exchange. >> for myself, he's guilty, because the evidence shows he's guilty. >> he's guilty of? >> killing trayvon martin. but as the law was read to me, if you have no proof that he killed him intentionally, you can't find -- you can't say he's guilty. >> defense attorney mark o'mara singling out that response on his blog, to applaud juror b29 for going with her head rather than her heart, saying that was the job of a juror. today, trayvon martin's mom vowing to continue the fight, saying we cannot let this happen to anybody else's child. >> thank you. >>> we do move on to the dramatic images caught on tape, the horrific train crash in spain, and tonight we're hearing from an american passenger describing the moment the train barrelled off the tracks as it collided with that barrier there. tonight, this image, 18-year-old stephen ward from utah being helped at the crash scene. nick schifrin in spain for us again tonight. >> reporter: out of the charred twisted wreckage, somehow stephen ward
. kristen welker, nbc news, washington. >>> tomorrow in boston, it's the defense's turn in the whitey bulger trial to make its case after the prosecution rested on friday. the trial has so far been filled with graphic testimony with a witness list that reads like a movie script. here's nbc's michelle franzen. >> reporter: james "whitey" bulger is on trial for the mob-style killings of 19 people and extorting millions of dollars from victims during the '70s and '80s. the prosecution presented 63 witnesses in 30 days. victims, drug dealers and hit men who are serving time for murder and plea deals. >> the defense is going to argue there are serious credibility problems in the key prosecution witnesses that these are people who had an ax to grind. >> reporter: dramatic testimony from close associates like bulger's longtime partner, steven "the rifleman" fleming and john "the executioner" marta lato. this is the nephew of one of the murder victims and a witness who was never called to testify and was found dead in a tony city suburb. davis suspects foul play. do you think he was murdered? >> me?
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whitey bulger. the defense will open its case on monday. jim armstrong has the story. >> reporter: the government ended its case on two powerful witnesses, one, what was known as massive money laundering and the other an irs agent who arrested him. he co--owned a bank account with his brother that was used to collect on big south boston debt long after whitey went on the run. after that jurors got to see everything pulled out of bulger's apartment turned hideout in santa monica california. more than $822,000 in cash hidden in walls alongside 30 pistols, rifles and other weapons. the witness testified he screamed and swore when arrested but eventually calmed down and told katherine to say, yes and, they're going get it. he used his real name joking quote, this is the first time i've signed this name in a long time. when agent gary hola asked if he would have ever used this arsenal to engage in a shoot-out with police, he said no because a stray bullet might hit someone. it was a powerful day of testimony and images but some are not confident of a conviction
.s. they are required to send the lion's share of their foreign aid package here with u.s. defense contractors. if the u.s. decided and the white house decided to cancel the contracts all together it would have a boom rang effect if not on the entire u.s. economy certainly with with u.s. defense contractors who are counting on the money and invested a lot of it. so members of congress and the white house have taken that into account before they think about canceling major contracts that a lot of u.s. jobs are relying on. >> thank you very much, jessica yellin. >>> still to come, ariel castro was back in court, the man who held three women captive allegedly for more than a decade may cut a deal. those women may also have to testify. they are next. plus the latest in the anthony weiner saga. the identity of the latest online. one hesitates to use the word if you read the lewd messages that he was sending her. >>> and then the pope visits brazil. why authorities raised security to the highest possible level. >>> and the week after the "rolling stone" controversial cover when dzhokhar tsarnaev was put on th
lied to the public and under oath and he abused his power and so at least weiner has the defense that he didn't abuse his power as a congressman to try to cover up the scandal. >> kiki, a lot of the interest in the weiner scandal has to do with huma and her connection to hillary clinton. that's just the way it is. you can't ignore it. when you listen to what hillary clinton said about her husband's scandal versus what huma said about anthony weiner, there are eerie similarities. here they are. >> i think it is real dangerous in this country if we don't have some zone of privacy for everybody. >> i do strongly believe it is between us and our marriage. >> i am sitting here because i love him and i respect him and i honor what he has been through and what we have been through together. >> i love him. i have forgiven him. i believe in him. as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward. >> how did replaying that specific moment of hillary and bill clinton which frankly a lot of people had forgotten, that moment on the couch, how does that not hurt hillary clinton? >> look
. >>> the defense delivers closing arguments in the court marshal of bradley manning. the prosecution said he gathered information in iraq with the goal of sending it to wikileaks. they called him a traitor, not a whistleblower. >>> finally a touching duet. ♪ don't need the money, money, money ♪ ♪ we just want to make the world ♪ >> that is university of memphis quarterback jacob carom sharing a tune with an 11-year-old cancer patient. the school's star quarterback his regular visitor with the kids at the hospital, this little girl has an aggressive form of leukemia and they did some ten songs together. i'm getting goosebumps. >> ten songs? >> ten sokngs. >> powerful medicine. >> yes, sure is. >> takes very little to do that, right? >> good stuff. >> thanks, michaela. >>> time now for our political gut check all the stories you need to know coming out of washington and around the country. first up president obama this week selling what the administration calls his new economic message but is it more of the same? is it working? is it resonating? that's where cnn's chief national corres
overseeing manning's court-martial in maryland says she will announce a verdict this afternoon. the defense claims manning was a an innocent whistleblower that was trying to expose war crimes. the prosecutors have labeled him as an anarchist and trader. >>> the two top democratic contenders for president sit down for breakfast this morning. hillary clinton and joe biden dine at the naval observatory. yesterday, clinton lunched with president obama. the formal rivals shared salad, grilled chicken and pasta jambalaya, whipped up by the white house chef, of course. the white house spokesman said it was a chance for the pair to catch up. >>> new information about former penn state football coach joe paterno's reaction to the jerry sandusky sex abuse case. this comes from former paterno assistant mike mcqueary. he says paterno once said the school mishandled its response to the sandusky case. he also claims top school officials knew he had seen sandusky molesting a boy in the shower. this testimony came at a hearing to determine if three ed a straser administrators should be tried in the case. >
pictures of private first class bradley manning. the defense called him a humanist, concerned about abuses in iraq. here's what he told the judge. he became obsessed on being suspicious and avoiding cooperation with our targets. >> reporter: but prosecutors say he's a traitor, whether or not he intended to aid the enemy, some of the 700,000 documents manning gave to wikileaks were found when navy s.e.a.l.s raided osama bin laden's compound. >> i think it theoretically could have hurt soldiers. i don't know that it did but it something we would want to guard against as a military. >> there has been no evidence whatsoever of any arm caused by these leaks. the government is saying the sky is falling, but the fact is the chi is not supporting. >> reporter: manning supporters say the judge's ruling could have a chilling effect on whistleblowers and journalists. >> if they put something on the internet if the government doesn't like it the act of putting it on the internet is an act of aiding al qaeda. >> reporter: manning facing anywhere from 20 years to life in a military prison. we will know
and disadvantaged. and it's hoped such a message may prove more attractive than the defensiveness that prevailed in the wake of repeated vatican scandals, both financial and sexual. in rio, we found new yorker ariana drauch who credited the pope with re-energizing the faithful. >> i think the pope has a great head on his shoulders and he definitely -- he knows what he's talking about. >> reporter: dean reynolds de janeiro, cbs news. >>> time now for headlines. for that to happen the stock would have to trip until value. >> "the washington post" says the cia is winding down operations in afghanistan. the spy agency plans to cut the number of its clandestine bases in afghanistan in half. >> the "los angeles times" look at apple third quarter earnings. the company beat predictions. also set a record for the number of iphones sold. the news sent shares higher in after hours trading. >> "the boston globe" said a grand jury is hearing emd on whether aaron hernandez should be charged in the shooting death of two men in 2012. he is due in court today for the murder of another man
a case that they are going to go forward with and it is going to be very difficult for the defense to counter that. of course, the way the defense always corrects that is to say hey, listen, you got a deal. you are really the bad guy. you made a deal in order to exculpate yourself from some kind of criminal responsibility, criminal liability. this case is very early now. this is moving very quickly. there is going to be a lot of procedural process that happens. this grand jury indictment probably is going to move the case right to trial. but i wouldn't expect to see a trial in this case for many months to come. >> ortiz is particularly interesting in this case because he is the co-defendant that's come forward and said that another co-defendant involved actually told him hernandez is the individual that actually shot the gun and killed odin llyod. his testimony will be particularly crucial in this case. you could see him coming forward and testifying in the hearing. hearsay is allowed. >> we will have to wait ask see what happens. thank you. we will discuss other legal cases later
to the united states of america. >> and we have just learned that the amendment to the defense authorization bill proposed by republican congressman justin amash of michigan that would have essentially defunded the nsa and its surveillance program. programs that snowden had revealed, it just failed to pass the house of representatives, 217 to 205. shepard? >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. the former football great accused of murder returned to court today as we track multiple new developments in his case. prosecutors say the former new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez gunned down a friend of his last month. he has already pleaded not guilty. and just minutes before today's court appearance, the patriot's coach bill belichick made his first public comments on this case. he expressed sympathy for the family of the man who died. and belichick talked about the moment he first heard about it all. >> i and other members of the organization were shocked and disappointed in what we had learned. having someone in your organization that's involved in a murder investigati
reputed mob boss whitey bulger, the next phase will come with the defense taking over and considering putting bulger himself on the witness stand. now, that would be interesting. and this is, too, because who better to talk about the latest developments here none other than that john redshea, welcome back, sir, how you doing? >> thank you, don. i'm doing very well. thanks so much for having me this evening. >> great. red is a former associate of whitey bulger and the author of "rat bastards", john, thank you for coming here. the prosecution rested its case after 30 days, which witness will be the most memorable to the journey, you think? >> i'm going to say the two most probably will be -- well, i would say three, not just two, don, i would safe the three most witnesses would be john motarano, kevin weekes and definitely the nail in the coffin as i call him, steven "rifle man" phlegmy. >> he testified, again, this week. this time he talked about how he took his stepdaughter, debra, hussy, shopping before bringing her to bulger to be strangled. how damaging was his testimony? >> i'm go
's the issue. >> tony, turning to a slightly different topic, i want to talk about money. secretary of defense hagel was out today talking about the pentagon budget cuts. let's take a listen. >> if sequester-level cuts persist, dod would experience nearly $1 trillion in defense spending reductions over the next ten years. to help dod balance strategic ends, ways, and means under these budget scenarios, the strategic choice of the management review scrutinized every aspect of dod's budget. everything was on the table. >> so, what does this all this mean for what we're doing in afghanistan going forward and our presence there? >> within the past week, there's been a bipartisan, much like the amash vote on nsa. there's been a real moving back towards reducing the funding for afghanistan. now, general dunford is doing his best with the commander of forces there. he's now debating about what we should do in 2014. with that said, he will have a reduced budget no matter what. and i think, frankly, that's the way to go for the most part. we have to be very careful on these choices. on the larger scale
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of a $598 billion defense spending bill. >>> reputed mob boss, whitey bulger was accused of pedophilia in court yesterday. this accusation came yesterday during the cost of steven "the rifleman" flemmi who claims bulger also strangled two young woman. >>> a second woman has come forward to file charges against bob filner. >>> in that six flags roller coaster death, according to the county medical examiner, about one minute into the ride, rosy esparza fell 75 feet and struck a support beam before landing on a roof. the ride remains closed until investigators determine what happened. >>> and cbs sports is reporting yankees third baseman alex rodriguez could be facing a lifetime ban from major league baseball. apparently now that the brewers ryan braun is out of the way, investigators are turning their main focus to rodriguez. >>> dramatic footage of this hot balloon ride. 11 in the basket and two were brought to a local hospital for minor injuries after that. >>> stocks overseas this morning, they are trading lower on news of a slowdown of chinese manufacturing. apple reporting 31.2 mill
. it is not speaker boehner. it is because president obama, secretary kerry and the department of defense. they are the ones that are slow-walking this. i wish i could wrap it up and look everyone of those families in the eye, this is what happened, this is what was wrong, this is how the administration botched this but i can't do so until i get the administration to fest up and provide us the documents. but i will credit speaker boehner lately to actually providing the subpoenas needed to drag people in there we had classified hearings. we, as we go into the fall will have a series of open hearings where the world will be able to see us question these people. we doesn't need a select committee to do any of. we can do it within the committees and that's what we're doing. bill: jason chaffetz, the republican from utah. we'll talk soon. >> thank you. bill: martha. martha: first it was a saturday mail delivery they took away but could home delivery all together become a thing of the past? can you imagine life like that? a closer look at a controversial plan to help the postal service balance
-examination, by bulger's defense lawyer, who was trying to shake him from his testimony that he personally saw bulger kill several people, including deborah hussey, flemmi's stepdaughter, to keep her quiet. >> the worse criminal conduct in the history of this city. >> reporter: the prosecution is expected to rest by the end of this week. for "good morning america," ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >>> and now, we turn to the new drug scandal rocking baseball. former mvp ryan braun has been suspended for the rest of the season. alex rodriguez of the yankees could soon be slapped with an even stiffer penalty. and abc's paula faris has more on what this means for the game's biggest stars. >> reporter: ryan braun may be just the first to fall from grace. >> i hope that ryan braun is forever remembered as the most despicable liar in the history of baseball. >> reporter: sources tell abc's sister network, espn, that alex rodriguez is among roughly 20 major leaguers who may soon face suspension. they're being investigated for violating the league's drug policy. the movement in the investigation comes afte
in the shadow, the timing of her defense is being questioned. the former aide to hillary clinton is being called the good wife and the architect behind her husband's comeback. others call her overrated. the bottom line is everyone wants to know why she's standing by him. >> you have to sympathize with his wife. >> reporter: new york congressman gregory meeks is among those calling for weiner to reconsider his run. and house minority leader nancy pelosi feels even more strongly about it. >> reprehensible. it is so disrespectful of women. and what's really stunning about it, they don't even realize it. they don't have a clue. >> the controversy is having an effect on weiner's bid for new york city. a poll taken after his latest admission shows him going from first place to second. the unexpected element in all of this is his wife huma seems to be under the same scrutiny as weiner himself. >> i know we'll talk about that coming up in the next half hour. this polls shows about 73% of new yorkers think huma standing by him made no difference at all. all right. >>> federal officials have announced the
, attorneys painted two very different pictures of private first class bradley manning. defense attorneys called the 25-year-old intelligence analyst, a humanist, concerned about abuses in iraq. here's what he told the judge -- >> but prosecutors say he's a traitor, whether or not he intended to aid the enemy. some of the 700,000 documents manning gave to wikileaks were found when navy s.e.a.l.s raided osama bin laden's compound. >> i think it theoretically could have hurt soldiers it could have gotten people killed. i don't know that it did. but it certainly is something we would want to guard against as a military. >> there's been no evidence of harm caused by these leaks. the government is saying the sky is falling, the sky is falling. but the fact is, the sky not falling. >> manning's supporters say the judge's ruling could have a chilling effect on whistleblowers and journalists. >> if they put something on the internet, the government can turn around and say, if the government doesn't like it, that putting the act of putting it on the internet is an act of aiding al qaeda. >> mannin
they won't find another picture. >> reporter: there's no telling if the defense of her husband will help rezer is recollect his >> it took a whole lot of work and a whole lot of therapy to get to a place where i could forgive him. >> this morning "the new york times" and "daily news" are calling on weiner to withdraw. but weiner is insisting he's not dropping out of the race. >> after. this is what's so shocking, this is not new pictures that have surfaced from that trauma and drama. it's have after after he was publicly exposed, pardon the double entendre. and >> after he said, he was so ready for this damage control. he said, he was surprised this didn't come out sooner. but it's definitely a big surprise to see his wife, you know, she's right there, standing by him. >> right. >> we all saw her, we were surprised to even see her in the first place. and for her to come to the podium and speak out sent a very powerful message. >> interesting story. we'll certainly be watching. it will be interesting to see reaction to huma's speech as well and her comments. pamela brown, thanks for that.
bulger mob trial, the reputed crime boss is possibly going to take the stand in his own defense. will he? our legal panel takes up that case. plus is the other shoe about to drop in major league baseball's doping scandal? some big names who might soon see very lengthy suspensions. jenna: media reports swirling that suspensions for the yankees, a-rod, alex rodriguez and 14 other players caught up in a far reaching doping scandal could be handed down by major league baseball any minute now. apparently it seems that things are changing a little bit as we go further into this week. rick has the latest from the news rom -- room. rick: braun, the brewers star who agreed to sit out the rest of the season because of his connection to a clinic in south florida, this clinic suspected of giving players' performance enhancing drugs. there are a bunch of players with ties to the clinic and major league baseball has been investigating all of this for awhile now. biggest name you mentioned in the intro, a-rod, alex rodriguez, the yankees' slugger who at a time was considered to be one of the best, if
's defense of her husband will help resurrect her political career. this morning the "new york times" and "new york daily news" are calling for weaner to withdraw. several other candidates say he's unfit for office. he's made it clear he plans to stay in the race. >> there's no question his competitors want him to drop out because he's beating all but one. we bring in anna navarro and mr. john avalon, both cnn contributors. beautiful to have you both, thank you for being here. i'll start with you, anna. here is the question. is this new and more or is this just more of the same? how do you think this plays politic politically? >> it's certainly new and more for voters in new york and people that watch it develop on tv. perception wise it's new and more and in politics what matters is perception. he has a recurrent problem. there's a huge difference between a one-time occurrence and recurrence going on after he had been caught. this tells you this guy has a problem. >> also you have another timing this looks politically expedient for somebody, mr. avalon, that it comes to the polls hi
. >> reporter: with the continued possibility of more texts, there's no telling if abedin's defense of her husband will help resurrect his political career. >> it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy. to get to a place where i could forgive anthony. >> and carol, this morning, the in the in the and the "new york daily news" said weiner should withdraw from the race. his opponents are saying he's unfit for office. weiner said he's not going anywhere, staying in the mayoral race. according to the most recent polls he's still a top contender but it's yet to be seen how these new developments will impact him, how they'll impact voters and how he'll do in the polls. >> thanks so much, pamela brown. we'll talk more about the anthony weiner affair at the bottom of the hour. >>> edward snowden can now leave, russian media is roaring the russian government is giving the nsa leaker papers to enter russia legally. the visa is temporary while russia considers snowden's request for asylum. phil black is in moscow. he joins us on the phone. tell us more, phil. >> reporter: well, carol, you're r
class. the best defense against all of these forces, global competition, economic polarization, is the strength of the community. so we need to -- we need a new push to rebuild rundown neighborhoods. we need new partnerships. we need new partnerships for some of the hardest hit towns of america, to get them back on their feet. and because no one who works full time in america should have to live in poverty, i'm going to keep making the case that we need to raise the minimum wage because it's lower right now than it was when ronald reagan took office, it's time for the minimum wage to go up. [ cheers and applause ] we're not a people who allow chance of birth to decide life's biggest winners or losers. and after years in which we've seen how easy it can be for any of us to fall on hard times, folks in galesburg, folks in the quad cities, you know there are people who work hard. sometimes they get a bad break. plant leaves. somebody gets sick. somebody loses a home. we've seen it in our family and our friends and our neighbors. we've seen it happen, and that means we cannot turn
their death. now, the defense is going to have to try to show, look, there were just too many things that happened to hold him responsible for it. it's unfortunate, but he could not have foreseen this would happen and you shouldn't hold him accountable for this. that's a tough argument the defense has. the state has a pretty strong case because these women would not be dead if he hadn't been acting with gross negligence. >> it is tragic as you say all the way around. we'll follow it and see if it goes all the way through. monica lindstrom, thank you. >> thank you. >>> a graying and humbled o.j. simpson says he is sorry for the crimes that put him in prison. perhaps for the rest of his life. here he was. appeared by video feed before nevada's parole board in support of his plea that he be granted parole for burglary, robbery and kidnapping convictions. simpson is serving a 33-year sentence and would still have to serve at least four years on two other charges, eve fn the board rules in his favor. describing his clean prison record, simpson said he is a mentor to other inmates. >> i th
language, defensive language, it does not help the process and it is beneath the dignity of this body and this country. >> i'm joined by republican strategist noel and democratic consultant and columnist jason stanford. karl rove trying to put out the fire on this issue. i have a new poll that shows 2 out of 3 latinos thought antiimmigrant quotes represent many republicans in congress. they were looking at eight different quotes from republican lawmake lawmakers. when you look at this, with more steve king's out there can they make it around the corner here? >> you know, when i heard about this i'm like, dear god! this is the last thing we need! i wrote a book called branding america where i address the problems of the gop has on attracting minorities and especially hispanics. this is icing on the i cake and it's irritating to see this in our party. >> can you reverse it when you got these sorts of comments coming from like individuals like steve king and you look at those polls? >> what you can do is get other representatives to make a better mark, to make better statements and to ac
, she is. >> no doubt. >> beginning with former congressman anthony weiner on the defensive once again over x-rated text messages and sexy photos. >> weiner with his wife at his side says he will not drop out of the new york city mayoral race. wabc's dave evans has the latest. >> reporter: anthony weiner, braved the cameras with his wife huma and admitted yes he kept on sexting after he resigned from congress, after he went away to rehab, and even after last summer's warm and fuzzy "people" magazine feature and the candidate seemed surprised that we were surprised. >> that is why if you remember in the early days of the campaign, people were pressing me for -- is there more out there? i said, yes. i said that there was. >> reporter: but the star of show was the wife. huma abedin used to work for hillary clinton and she almost never speaks publicly. >> we discussed all of this before anthony decided to run for mayor. so, really what i want to say is, i love him, i have forgiven him, i believe in him. >> reporter: and then huma said she and her husband are moving forward. the news makes
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that he handled during his career as a criminal defense attorney and he shared stories from his returns is the mayor of las vegas. this is about one hour. >> the book is "being oscar." it is written by oscar goodman. mayor oscar goodman, why did you come to las vegas? >> we came here in 1964. i went to a wonderful liberal arts college in philadelphia. i loved every day of college. i went to law school at the university of pennsylvania and it was the time of the civil rights movement were was very active. the students that were there were interested in corporate law and the like. i had just gotten married. i felt bad that i wasn't supporting my wife. one day i decided to walk down to city hall to the da's office and say, you have a job. and i was very lucky because they took me to the office of arlen specter. he was just coming off of a win of the conviction of a teamster. i think i'm the only person that did that. and a wealthy widow was killed. two fellows took money and took it out to las vegas and they assigned me to going over there on a motion to suppress this. at the end of the me
includes the defensive legal challenge to congressional statutes, administration policies and federal agency actions. at the justice department he has devoted significant attention to the civil division, extensive docket of national security cases. he has worked with the office of the solicitor general to which he makes recommendations about supreme court cases. stuart delery has a strong track record of pro bono service. from 2007-2008 he supervised the team of lawyers that conducted an investigation on behalf of the district of columbia office of tax and revenue into the fact of $40 million in district of columbia funds by long-term employees, plead guilty to federal charges in 2008. the judiciary committee has received letters in support of stuart delery's nomination from a bipartisan group of current and former government officials and a group of assistant attorneys general for the civil division in the administration of presidents reagan, george h. w. bush, clinton and george w. bush. now i will turn to b. todd jones who i have known for a long time. we worked closely together as
through. >> in defense, i am sure, there are excellent, outstanding tsa people. >> i know some they're great. >> seems too many aren't. get this worked out. >>> at least four workers injured by an explosion and fire at the propane plant in central florida are still listed in critical condition. flames out now. intensity of the fire is a apparent. canisters that exploded are strewn around the ground. the heat melted cars parked nearby. investigators believe last night's blast and fire was caused either by equipment malfunction or human error. >>> parts of italy recovering from a tornado outbreak. one twister caught on camera from the inside out as it touched down near milan. a man inside his apartment with a cell phone rolling as shredded debris swirled outside. thanks to his huge picture windows, he had an incredible view of the tornado spinning a few feet away. fortunately, only a handful of people were injured. >>> let's take a look at today's weather here at home. clear early with rain late among most parts of the east coast. showers. thunderstorms around the great lakes, as well
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